Industry and Ideology: I. G. Farben in the Nazi Era / Edition 2

Industry and Ideology: I. G. Farben in the Nazi Era / Edition 2

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by Peter Hayes
     
 

Drawing upon prodigious research, much of it in German corporate and government archives, Peter Hayes argues that the IG Farben chemicals combine, the largest corporation in Nazi Germany, proved consistently unable to influence national policy outside the narrow sphere of the firm's expertise. Indeed, as Hayes shows, the most infamous aspects of Nazi policy - the… See more details below

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Drawing upon prodigious research, much of it in German corporate and government archives, Peter Hayes argues that the IG Farben chemicals combine, the largest corporation in Nazi Germany, proved consistently unable to influence national policy outside the narrow sphere of the firm's expertise. Indeed, as Hayes shows, the most infamous aspects of Nazi policy - the Third Reich's armaments and autarky drives during the 1930s, Germany's advance toward war, the pillaging of Europe, the exploitation of slave and conscript labor, and the persecution of the Jews - occurred despite IG Farben's advocacy of alternative courses of action. Nonetheless, Farben grew rich under the Nazi regime and was directly involved in some of its greatest crimes.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521781107
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
11/13/2000
Edition description:
Revised Edition
Pages:
432
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 1.14(d)

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Table of Contents

Foreword to the new edition
List of illustrations
Preface
Acknowledgments
Abbreviations
Sources and citations
Pt. IThe nascent concern, 1860-19331
1Origins and organization7
2The search for stability32
Pt. IIThe national revival, 1933-193669
3Revolution and reflation81
4From Schacht to Goring125
Pt. IIIThe nervous years, 1936-1939163
5Autarky and atomization175
Pt. IVThe Nazi empire, 1938-1944213
6Greater Germany219
7The New Order266
Pt. VThe nature of war, 1939-1945319
8Commerce and complicity325
Epilogue377
App. AManufacturing plants and mines of IG Farben, 1929386
App. BOrganization of IG Farben, 1931388
App. CInitial structure of the Four Year Plan, 1936389
App. DMilitarization of IG Farben's investments390
App. EOrganization of IG Farben, 1938-1945391
App. FOrganization of Berlin, NW7, 1937392
App. GHoldings of DAG, Bratislava, showing the transfers following the Anschluss393
App. HLocations of plants of SWW and DAG, Bratislava394
App. IReich's plan for Norwegian light-metals development, June 1941395
Index397

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